Governor Zulum Bags Our Nigeria News Best Governor of the Year Award
The executive Governor of Borno State, His Excellency Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has emerged as the winner of Our Nigeria News Magazine’s Best Governor of the Year 2022.
While fielding questions from newsmen on Zulum’s emergence, the Editor-in-chief of the magazine, Amb. Auwal Ahmad Umar said Governor Zulum was picked among numerous nominees following a rigorous selection process.
“Out of five other Governors nominated for the award, our esteemed readers nationwide who voted electronically in our voting platform, massively gave their votes to Governor Zulum, hence, his emergence as a winner,” he said.
According to Umar Zulum’s emergence among numerous others, “for consideration for our Best Governor of the Year would hardly come as a surprise to discerning minds and progressive-minded persons, as Zulum’s name rings a bell across the landscape of Borno and Nigeria. Many Nigerians have never met him face to face but his strings of achievements anchored on people-oriented projects have made Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State a household name in the country, drawing ceaseless applause for him.
But he remains a very simple and unassuming man despite the strategic work he has been doing to change the face of Borno State and restore hope to a people traumatized by ceaseless attacks unleashed by the Boko Haram fighters. Governor Zulum came to the scene at a time when the morale of the people and their psyche had been battered by the malevolent elements who have continued to distract the polity, steal and destroy whatever is of good report and of value to the citizenry.
“For the rare feat that you have exhibited of bringing governance to the doorsteps of the people. For making governance responsible and accountable to the yearning and aspirations of the people, for being a peerless compatriot in his public and private life to the admiration of all and sundry, Our Nigeria News Magazine is proud to present His Excellency Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum as its Best Governor of the Year Award 2022. We join his friends, family and other well-wishers in congratulating him for this well-deserved honour.”
“When Our Nigeria News Magazine was being conceived ahead of its subsequent emergence as a bold, fearless and innovative magazine, among the ideals embedded in our noble vision were high ethical standards, editorial standards of the loftiest level, and so forth. Next on the list was the need to institute an annual award to be known as the Best Governor of the Year Award as has been the practice globally to encourage good governance.
Best Governor of the Year Award is a unique recognition which is reserved for the highest performer governor, who has sparkled beyond expectations in his achievements as governor within a given year.“